Oranges are one of the most popular fruits in the world. Oranges belong to the citrus fruit family. Oranges are a round fruit covered with a vibrant peel and contain a juicy, segmented flesh.
Oranges can be juiced, grilled, eaten as is. Oranges are often used in recipes for their juice and/or their zest.
There are two types of oranges: sweet and bitter. Sweet oranges are Valencia, naval, car acara, and blood oranges. Bitter oranges are Seville (marmalade and non food use only) and Bergamot (not edible, used in essential oils and teas).
Store oranges in your refrigerator to help retain their vitamin C content. They can also be stored at room temperature. If exposed to moisture, they can easily grow mold.
As we all know, oranges are know for their Vitamin C levels. Vitamin C is the vitamin known for boosting our immune systems and protects against signs of aging. Oranges also contain fiber, folate, potassium, copper and calcium.
Orange marmalade can be made quite simply with oranges and sugar, and without any added pectin or other ingredients.
Here is a basic recipe I (Jess) followed, omitting the water and using 2 oranges from the share box. I took two of the oranges with the thinnest peels as directed. I used the bottom 2 oranges and ate the top one shown here.
After chopping the oranges and running them through a food processor, they were ready to mix with sugar in the saucepan. After not too long, this was happening!
Recipes Using Orange
Looking for a use for those Pork Kebabs? Look no further! This adaptation is from a recipe by Barry over at Rock Recipes, and it is absolutely delicious! It’ll go great with just about any veggie side you serve it with. Take Barry’s suggestion and make the sauce first so you’ll be ready to go once the pork is cooked. Enjoy!
This recipe from Southern Living provides a tasty and unique use for apples and sweet potatoes. There are several liberties that can be taken with the ingredients (I used half of the called for refrigerated pie crust, none of the orange juice and much less of the sugar, for example). A dollop of freshly whipped cream really brings this one home!